Friday, November 17, 2006

Cue The Loverboy

Everybody's Working for the Weekend, Indeed...

So, this is my first weekend with nothing to do in a long, long time. I'll be watching football and hoops the entire time, and the posts should be significantly more frequent than usual.

Speaking of which, it would be criminal for me to let Armageddon come tomorrow without a post. Big Blue at tOSU. A game so big it killed Bo Schembechler.* I can't add too much to what's already been said, except this Miss Cleo-esque preview:

Each team will come out with a combination of nerves and adrenaline that will inevitably lead to mistakes by everyone (even though both teams have been relatively mistake-free all season, this is the biggest game in the history of mankind). I don't think anyone does anything of consequence in the first half, and tOSU goes to the locker room up 10-7.

The second half is total dominance by tOSU, as a combination of home field, superior personnel (especially on offense), superior coaching (as we all know, Tressel owns Lloyd Carr), and the distraction of Bo's passing (far more a distraction than a motivator this late) finishes Big Blue. Final score is tOSU 27, A Slightly Smaller Blue 10.

Preparing to make Lloyd Carr his personal hand puppet

It's Friday night, and I'm going for a drink. But I've made it my early resolution to watch as much college basketball as possible this year. Hopefully I'll be able to get a few posts in over the weekend, including a preview of the Big Ten and Average-Sized Twelve basketball season. Any held would be appreaciated (that means you, Irish Hawk).

Until then, Go Hawks. Beat the Rodents.

Just a reminder, Minny: No matter how bad we may be,
we still took your goalposts.


* - Of course, the last time Michigan played in a 1 vs. 2 game was 1985. Iowa-Michigan. Fry-Schembechler. Chuck Long. Jim Harbaugh. Rob Houghtlin's 4 field goals. The student section (in its prior location) made it completely impossible for Big Blue to run a play in the north third of the field. This sent Bo into an obscenity-laced frenzy. Not bad times. Good times. I loathe Michigan and everything it stands for, but I loved Bo just for that.

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